The 15th edition of the US' biggest science fiction, fantasy, horror and action film festival opens with Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit and has guests including the legendary Takashi Miike.

The festival runs from 19 to 26 September.

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Wakey Wakey
Wakey Wakey
A nightmare anti-love story featuring blood and guts, the deep blue sea, tooth decay, and scary boyfriends.
Wyrm
Wyrm
In a retro-future alternate universe where children wear electronic collars to monitor their sexual development, one boy, Wyrm, has fallen woefully behind.
VHYes
VHYes
12-year-old Ralph, over one formative week in late 1987, mistakenly records home videos and his favorite late night shows over his parents’ wedding tape, with unexpected consequences.
After Midnight
After Midnight
A man struggles with loneliness, the possible collapse of his relationship and the fact that every night a monster tries to break into his house.
Synchronic
Synchronic
A pair of paramedics find their friendship put to the test after a series of deaths are linked to a drug.
Why Don't You Just Die
Why Don't You Just Die
A dark action comedy about a group of people brought together in the apartment of police detective Andrei: his resentful daughter, an angry thug and a cheated cop. Each one of them have a reason to want revenge.
Come To Daddy
Come To Daddy
After receiving a cryptic letter from his estranged father, Norval travels to his dad’s oceanfront home for what he hopes will be a positive experience. If only he’d known the dark truth about his old man beforehand.
Girl In The Hallway
Girl In The Hallway
A man remembers a little girl he used to see in the hallways of his apartment building.
Maggie May
Maggie May
Two estranged sisters, Sam and Maggie, attempt to reconnect after the death of their mother. But Maggie isn't interested in anything and that could be Sam's worst nightmare.
The Original
The Original
A couple's love is tested by illness and the treatment that follows it.
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